Imagine the extensive damage that might happen if an unauthorized person accesses your Facebook account. If they succeed in changing your login details, you will be locked out from ever accessing your account. The intruders may then proceed to use your account for fraudulent and other malicious activities.
To prevent such people from messing with your Facebook account, you need to know if they have gained access to your account in the first place. Using a feature within Facebook’s settings, you can find out if someone is signed in or has been signing in into your Facebook account. This piece highlights simple steps that you can follow to make use of the feature.
To find out if someone is signing in into your Facebook account:
- Log in into your Facebook account using the app on your phone
- Tap the three horizontal bars on the top right side of the screen
- Scroll downwards through the menu that appears and tap on Security and Privacy
- On the menu that pops up, tap Settings
- On the next page, under Security settings, tap on Security and Login
- On the next page, tap See all which is next to the heading written Where you’re logged in.
- You will now see a list of all the devices that have logged into your account in the past.
Each device has a timestamp and location showing when and where that particular device logged into your Facebook account from.
If you come across any device from the list that you don’t recognize, or timestamp and location that you can’t relate to, then most likely someone signed into your account without your permission.
You can remove all the suspicious devices from the list by tapping the three vertical dots next to a device and tapping LOG OUT